Sunday 24 March, 2019

Judge issues gag order in Amber Guyger case

A gag order has been issued in the case of a former Dallas police officer charged in the fatal shooting of her unarmed black neighbor whose apartment she says she mistook as her own.

State District Judge Tammy Kemp ordered attorneys in the case to not speak publicly after meeting in her chambers Tuesday with a prosecutor and attorneys for Amber Guyger.

Guyger, who is white, is charged with murder in the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a 26-year-old native of the Caribbean island of St. Lucia who worked in Dallas for an accounting and consulting firm.

Guyger told investigators that when she entered Jean's apartment — which was directly above hers — she thought it was hers.

She was fired following the shooting.

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